Flynn Reef

  • Flynn Reef location – Latitude16.72038  Longitude 146.28080
  • Access by boat
  • Depth Range 1-27 metres
  • Visibility 15 – 20 metres
  • Size 4.2 kilometres square

Flynn Reef site appears on the radar of reef trips out of Cairns.  This smaller eastern location is significant on well-regarded dive sites.  With good visibility, impressive expanses of hard coral, wall dives, deep canyons for the experienced and shallows for others.

This reef location is  60 km southeast of  Cairns.    Flynn Reef is within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Across the top of the reef is fantastic coral gardens for snorkelers to explore.  Snorkellers may see wonderful coral gardens, giant clams and clownfish.  While snorkelling, you can also see parrotfish, fusiliers, and butterflyfish.

While at this Great Barrier Reef location, there are many bommie swim-throughs, crevices, reef walls and overhangs.

There are terrific coral gardens with boulder coral heads, staghorn and table corals along the wall.

The reef wall drops down a terracing slop down ten metres to twenty metres.  Along the all, there are numerous spots for divers safety spots.


Marine Life

Whitetip reef sharks frequent this reef, and lucky divers may also see grey reef sharks.  Batfish, Clownfish, Coral Trout, bassets, nudibranchs, and octopuses live on this reef.

Within the staghorn thickets, be on the lookout for Trevally and Mackeral.

You can find staghorn thickets,  giant clams, and fan corals along the reef slope.

More common marine life on this site includes lionfish, barracuda, moray eels and butterflyfish.

Flynn Reef

Popular dive sites at Flynn Reef

Tracys, Little Tracys, Tennis Courts, Gordons Mooring, Coral Gardens and Ski slopes.

Great Barrier Reef tours

Silverswift offers day trips while Prodive operates liveaboard trips for certified divers and scuba diving lessons.

Activities at Flynn Reef

  • Scuba diving
  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving lessons

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